Courtney Statement On Reports That President Trump May Revoke DACA
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) released the following statement following reports that President Donald Trump is considering reversing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an immigration executive action affecting DREAMers issued by President Barack Obama:
"If President Trump decides to revoke DACA it would punish children for the actions of their parents. Not only is that fundamentally unfair, it will indiscriminately deport some of the brightest most talented students in our country. At Eastern Connecticut State University in Windham, I met a few days ago with staff who reported that there are 93 DREAMers enrolled there with many of them pursuing STEM majors and averaging 3.55 GPAs. Our nation's employers are telling Washington in the strongest terms possible, we need those kinds of students in America's workforce, not in handcuffs. As an original cosponsor of the HOPE Act which will codify DACA and thus protect these young people, I will work to stop any harmful rush to judgment by the president."